More than just health concern at coronavirus test sites: Are you exposing your personal information to security risks?

I fear that  numbers on privacy breaches and data breaches stemming from COVID19 or involving COVID19 data are going to be staggering this year. Karina Elwood and Cindy Krischer Goodman report:

When Elizabeth Spinelli arrived at Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park for a coronavirus test, a nurse handed her a form to write her name, address, date of birth and social security number. She hesitated to give her personal information but wanted the test.

About a month later, Spinelli repeatedly tried to get her results and learned from a Sun Sentinel article they were in the hands of a Hallandale Beach doctor with a troubled past. She panicked.


In Florida, close to 1,000 private labs process COVID-19 tests and dozens of entities are contracted to collect swabs and deliver test results. Some have no previous healthcare experience.

Read more on South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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